On May 30th 2015, Norfolk & Western J-class 4-8-4 #611 marched triumphantly into Roanoke, VA alive and under steam for the first time in over 20 years. It was the most anticipated steam event of 2015, and thousands upon thousands gathered trackside to see #611 pass by. This homecoming trip capped an improbable rebirth, as few could have imagined the return of #611 when Norfolk Southern pulled the plug on their original steam program in 1994.|
This program begins with the May 30th "Return to Roanoke" trip, as 611 returned to the Virginia Museum of Transportation after being restored to operation at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. Pulling an invitation-only train of donors, volunteers, and NS officials, you'll see #611 on her historic journey home after a year-long restoration.
A week later, #611 would pull her first public excursions out of Manassas, VA. You'll see all 3 Manassas to Riverton Junction (Front Royal) trips as #611 traversed the scenic NS B
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